New York Times, Thursday, July 17, 2008

Author: Elizabeth A. Long
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth A. Long
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {FJXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Long. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
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1. Salt or smoke : CURE
5. Starr of the Old West : BELLE
10. Boom : SPAR
14. Type type: Abbr. : ITAL
15. Bay window : ORIEL
16. ___ colada : PINA
17. Like a bell : RUNG
18. Pale purple : LILAC
19. Pancake Day is the day before this begins : LENT
20. Make rustle, as foil : CRINKLE
22. Writes odes to, e.g. : PRAISES
24. U.N. secretary general from Ghana : ANNAN
25. Not straight up : ATILT
26. Bits : IOTAS
29. Winter melon : CASABA
33. Colorful lawn or garden fixture : WHIRLIGIG
37. Soundtrack annoyance : LAG
38. Slithering danger : RATTLER
39. Hebrews, for example : EPISTLE
43. A pitcher should keep it low : ERA
44. Something you might want to get to the heart of? : ARTICHOKE
46. Annoy : NETTLE
50. Sale day feeling : MANIA
51. They cross here : WORDS
53. ___ salts : EPSOM
57. One of TV's Gilmore Girls : LORELAI
60. Unfolds : SPREADS
62. Pen pal in Paris, perhaps : AMIE
63. Agreement : UNITY
65. Exercised a legal option : SUED
66. Police protection : VEST
67. Doha's domain : QATAR
68. "___ This Last" (series of John Ruskin essays) : UNTO
69. ___ place : ONES
70. Stood out, in a good way : SHONE
71. Say no : PASS
1. Around : CIRCA
2. Often-illegal maneuver : UTURN
3. Entered quickly : RANIN
4. Percussion instrument in an orchestra : TRIANGLE
5. Cotton pod : BOLL
6. Pennsylvania's northwesternmost county : ERIE
7. One of TV's Rugrats : LIL
8. Bounded : LEAPT
9. Coterie : CIRCLE
10. Forks : SPLITS
11. "The Worst ___ in London" ("Sweeney Todd" song) : PIES
12. Monarch immediately after William and Mary : ANNE
13. Headliner : STAR
21. Small hill : KNOLL
23. Mobile home?: Abbr. : ALA
25. "___ see it ..." : ASI
27. Railroad crossbeam : TIE
28. Tourist city between Jaipur and Lucknow : AGRA
30. Middle range : ALTO
31. Hesitate : BALK
32. Author James : AGEE
33. Bird with speckled eggs : WREN
34. Fabled racer : HARE
35. "Take ___ face value" : ITAT
36. "___ life!" : GETA
40. Fraternity jewelry : PIN
41. More likely to cause slipping : ICIER
42. Quits misbehaving ... or a literal hint to 4-, 9-, 13-, 49- and 57-Down : SHAPESUP
45. Abbr. in real estate ads : RMS
47. Chirps : TWEETS
48. Ha-ha, nowadays : LOL
49. Unhip person : SQUARE
52. Alice's pet cat in "Alice in Wonderland" : DINAH
54. Hot spot : SAUNA
55. "The Country Girl" playwright, 1950 : ODETS
56. Many PCs once ran on it : MSDOS
57. Racetrack : OVAL
58. Impending clouds, e.g. : OMEN
59. Small hill : RISE
60. Avant-garde filmmaker Brakhage : STAN
61. Funeral sight : PYRE
64. "What am ___ do?" : ITO

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